Police stopped a hijacked Toyota near the Queen Nandi offramp, apprehending one occupant of the hijacked vehicle on Wednesday night.
 
Police and private security responded to reports of a hijacking at about 6.30pm on Wednesday night in the Stanger area.
 
Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said they had been told that three suspects armed with firearms had hijacked a white Toyota Hi Ace.
 
“An alert was sent out over various emergency networks, including Emergency Control South Africa and with reports of the vehicle being seen travelling towards the N2 in a southerly direction, authorities descended on various points along the highway,” said Van Reenen.
 
He said a towing company had reported spotting the vehicle passing through the Tongaat Toll gate and authorities began pursuing the vehicle. 
 
“Marshall Security's Special Operations Team were activated to assist and the vehicle was pursued at high speed on the national highway,” said Van Reenen.
 
He said after shots were fired between suspects and authorities, the vehicle was finally brought to a stop by the SAPS in the vicinity of the Queen Nandi Drive off ramp. 
 
Two suspects fled into nearby dense bushes but the driver of the vehicle had been shot in the shoulder and was apprehended by police.
 
According to Van Reenen, no authorities or members of the public were injured in the ordeal. 
 
Van Reenen said the wounded suspect was attended to on scene before being taken under police guard to a nearby hospital for further care. 
 
The SAPS K9 unit was called in to assist with a comprehensive search of the area, however the remaining two suspects had evaded arrest late on Wednesday.